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The Tingler (1959) – By Baron Craze

Following his great success with both Macabre (1958) and House on Haunted Hill (1959), William Castle quickly followed it up with The Tingler also released in the same year, he increased his budget to $250,000 and achieved the notoriety of becoming the first director to incorporate an LSD trip into his flick, he effectively achieved…


The Masque of the Red Death (1964) – By Baron Craze

When any horror fan hears the names Roger Corman, Vincent Price and Edgar Allan Poe, mentioned in the same breath, a few films come to mind, this year of 2019 marks 55-years since this creation first graced the screens, a film that put Satan in the forefront. In addition, this production suffered through one of…


Them! (1954) – By Baron Craze

At the time of writing this article and review of  “Them!” it’s 65-years-old and highly likely some readers are unaware of the movie and its importance in the horror genre, furthermore many modern audiences will find the movie as a watered down b-movie antiquated with technical limitations. However, for the time of 1954, those constraints…


Pet Sematary (1989) – By Baron Craze

I recall reading the novel, I think it was after 1986, after all the novel by the legendary Stephen King was published on November 14, 1983, he, himself, once remarked it was a literary piece of work that even brought scares into his own world. The book, inspired by the death of his daughter’s cat,…


Alien (1979): Bursts onto the Scene – By Baron Craze

In the 1950s sci-fi ruled the theaters, namely The Thing from Another World (1951) inspired so many others such as Forbidden Planet (1956), It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), just to name a few, however these all had a few things in common. When Alien burst onto the scene (pun intended), the spaceship had a…


Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) – By Baron Craze

There isn’t a horror fan who doesn’t know of Jason, the Friday the 13th franchise, and each one has their favorite part, and while this might not be might be my favorites it is in the top three of the series, the others Friday the 13th: Part Vi: Jason Lives and Part VII: The New…


2019 NJ Horror Con and Film Festival: 5th Time of Madness – By Baron Craze

Well, for those unaware this event marked their fifth time holding and already announced that the 6th occurs in October 2019, I’ve been fortunate to cover it each year, as a fest journalist and thankful for earning my press credentials from the great management of Ryan Scott Weber and Robert Bruce among others. For the…


Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) – By Baron Craze

One of the most beloved monsters of Universal Studios, aside from the mainstays of Frankenstein and Dracula, comes from producer William Alland who aided in unleashing the 1954 classic film Creature From the Black Lagoon. Director Jack Arnold, who the previous year made the sci-fi classic It Came from Outer Space (1953), which actually assisted…


NJ Horror Con and Film Festival Part 5: On the Prowl – By Baron Craze

Alas, the much beloved New Jersey event of horror fans returns once more, on March 29 – March 31, to the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, a place where all those involved in the genre come together in a joyous celebration of their passion. Ryan Scott Weber, presents a great event, that’s fun for everyone,…


Horror Icon: Boris Karloff – By Baron Craze

When one states the name Boris Karloff, various images come to mind, the portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster in Frankenstein (1931) and Imhotep in The Mummy (1932), and then maybe other likely to think of the other green monster he played, The Grinch , whichever the case one definitely recalls his influence in the horror genre….